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Economic spin-off hopes for Atlantic Way

Ireland’s first long-distance touring route, the Wild Atlantic Way, is “bound to have an economic spin off” in Clare, according to one TD here. The drive stretches from Donegal to Cork, with details of the route announced this week incorporating the Clare coast from the Galway border to the Killimer ferry.

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‘Mixed fortunes’ for retail sector

A REPORT from Retail Excellence Ireland on the first quarter of the year said it had been “a period of mixed fortunes” and a number of people involved in the sector in Clare have said conditions are very challenging.Pat Kelly is manager of SkyCourt shopping centre in Shannon and he said that retailers there are trying to consolidate.

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Clare’s best bites

Clare’s top restaurants were named this week at the Munster Regional Final of the Santa Rita/LIFE Magazine Irish Restaurant Awards.

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Clare defaulters pay Revenue more than €450,000

REVENUE’S published defaulters list for the fourth quarter of 2012 features three settlements/determinations made with Clare people/businesses, which come to a total of €457,147.

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€5k per week on Shannon protection

OVER €5,000 a week was being spent by the defence forces on the provision of security at Shannon last year, according to information provided by Minister Alan Shatter in the Dáil.According to the information provided by Mr Shatter, €275,008 was spent last year and €4,060,455 in the years 2003-2012. The greatest expenditure in a single year was in 2003, when it reached €1,113,200, while it fell by over a quarter the following year, down to €760,500. In 2005 it was €225,900, in 2006 €403,375, in 2007 €275,054, in 2008 €286,273, in 2009 €258,040, in 2010 €203,366 and €259,739 in 2011.Mr Shatter provided the information in response to a question from Clare TD Timmy Dooley and speaking in the Dáil, the minister said; “An Garda Síochána has the primary responsibility for law and order, including the protection of the internal security of the State. Among the roles assigned to the Defence Forces is the provision of aid to the civil power …

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Construction output to drop by 3%

THE output of the Irish construction industry is due to decline by 3% in 2013, following a 9% fall last year. That’s according to Davis Langdon – an AECOM company – in its annual review.Andrew Thompson, who heads up Davis Langdon’s Limerick office, said the 2013 outlook represents relatively good news in terms of curbing the industry’s downward spiral.“Whilst good news like this is welcome, it is not having an immediate effect on the market. Contractors, in particular, are feeling the pressure more so than others, as they rely upon live construction projects. “In this regard, we have noted that contractors are being a lot more selective about what they tender for due to a lack of resources and high tendering costs.”One of the areas examined by the Davis Langdon annual review is the housing market and Mr Thompson said statistics indicate there were 4,000 housing starts and 8,000 completions during 2012 – less than one-tenth of the annual total …

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Local building firm insists it is still ‘trading as usual’

WELL known Clare building firm M Fitzgibbon (Builders) Ltd have insisted they are “trading as usual” and not in receivership, despite moving off site from a €4.2 million development in Tralee. Also work has stopped on a supermarket project in Miltown Malbay.

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Ashford Court Hotel fetches €305,000 at distressed property auction

THE Ashford Court Hotel, a 27-bedroom boutique hotel in Ennis, realised €305,000 at the Allsops distressed property auction in Dublin last Friday.

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